Recipe courtesy of Kelly Senyei

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
This pasta salad is endlessly adaptable 365 days a year. Take your favorite pasta shape, add any vegetables in season then toss it all in a homemade Italian dressing. Yes, it's that simple!



Pasta Salad:


  1. For the dressing: Whisk together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. For the pasta salad: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions, just until al dente. Add the asparagus and cook it with the pasta for 1 more minute. Drain the pasta and asparagus then rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.
  3. Transfer the pasta and asparagus to a large bowl. Stir in the onions and tomatoes. Pour the dressing over the pasta, toss to combine, then cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to overnight. When ready to serve, stir in the Parmesan and enjoy cold or at room temperature.